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Fleet Maintenance Manager

at Orange County

Pay: $27.14 to $53.95/hour
$27.14 - $53.95
Posted: 10/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2557696
Keywords: construction

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


(Administrative Manager I)
This recruitment is being held to establish an Open Eligible List to fill current and future Fleet Maintenance Manager positions throughout the County of Orange. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower level classification.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.
This recruitment is open to the public and will remain open for a minimum of five (5) business days, and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met.

OC Public Works provides services on a regional basis to unincorporated areas, to cities, and to other County agencies and departments. The primary mission of the department is to protect and enrich the community through efficient delivery and maintenance of public works infrastructure, planning, and development services. OC Public Works core values are integrity, accountability, service and trust.

OC Public Works is a unique County department comprised of ten service areas: OC Development Services; OC Fleet Services; Administrative Services; OC Facilities Design & Construction; OC Facilities Maintenance & Central Utilities; OC Environmental Resources; OC Operations & Maintenance; OC Construction; OC Infrastructure Programs; and OC Survey.

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OC Fleet Services (OCFS) is a core Service Area of the OC Public Works Department responsible for vehicle life-cycle management, maintenance/repair, and compliance with State and Federal emissions requirements. OC Fleet Services provides responsive, cost effective fleet services to agencies/departments of the County of Orange. They assure safe and properly maintained public fleet vehicles to the internal service customers.
OC Fleet Services has an excellent opportunity for a skilled Fleet Maintenance Manager (Administrative Manager I). The Fleet Maintenance Manager is a technical position within the Administrative Manager classification and is assigned a large, centralized repair shop or a service fleet area overseeing multiple shops. This position has advanced knowledge and skill to manage all operations of a large maintenance repair shop and oversees, coordinates, prioritizes, and schedules all repair and preventive maintenance operations. This position manages and supervises through subordinate supervisors, all fleet technicians, automotive service and parking facility personnel in the centralized transportation maintenance and repair shop and garage facility. In addition, they provide recommendations to division management relative to repair or replacement of fleet vehicles.
Depending on the area of assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Supervises work performed in the machine shop, welding shop, and body and paint shop and the use of power tools; supervises installation of auxiliary equipment and controls; reviews, evaluates, coordinates, and instructs fleet technicians and other personnel, and prepares or reviews performance evaluations and other documentation relative to employee performance.
  • Reviews requests and generates reports of required work on automotive, heavy construction equipment and trucks, and other non-automotive equipment; examines and approves completed jobs, and submits reports of all completed work to division management. Works with automated system and equipment to generate reports of vehicle usage, cost of repairs, vendor responsiveness, etc.
  • Oversees and reevaluates the inspection of equipment to determine repair work needed; estimates cost of repairs and makes repair decisions on the work requiring extensive repair; or provides recommendations about whether to repair or replace vehicles to division management and user departments.
  • Schedules mechanics and other service personnel, either directly or through subordinate supervisors, to perform repair and maintenance work according to the requirements of each job.
  • Discusses work to be done and offers technical assistance or advice as required.
  • Assists with preparation of budgets and makes recommendations for use or acquisition of equipment and personnel.
  • Checks the accuracy and approves payment of vendor invoices. Ensures that dealers/vendors meet obligations of warranty agreements. Resolves conflicts with vendors and reports vendor performance to division management.
  • Oversees the maintenance of clean and orderly conditions in a shop environment, including safety training for personnel performing maintenance duties.
  • Schedules and reviews mandated vehicle maintenance requirements for affected vehicles, as required by the State of California Vehicle Code.
  • Ensures that staff receives proper training in the use, storage, and disposal of flammable liquids and hazardous waste materials according to local, state, and federal laws.
  • May act on the behalf of the Fleet Operations Manager in his/her absence.

The ideal candidate will have two (2) year as a Supervising Fleet Technician I with the County of Orange or eight (8) years of journey level technical experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and abilities noted below or three (3) years of supervisory experience in maintenance facility environment which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and abilities noted below.  Education or training that can be directly related to the knowledge and ability requirements may be substituted for up to one year of technical experience at the rate of three semester units for one month of experience and one hour of job related training for one hour of experience.  The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate extensive professional work experience and/or knowledge in the following core competencies:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of techniques and methods of overhauling and repairing heavy gasoline, alternative, and diesel-powered equipment and related components, including engines, fuel systems, electrical systems and transmissions.
  • General knowledge of principles, methods, and practices pertaining to the operation of a large and high volume fleet maintenance and repair shop and garage facility.
  • Thorough knowledge of theory, care, and operation of gasoline, alternative, and diesel-powered internal combustion engines and mechanical components for the maintenance and repair of automotive, light duty vehicles, heavy construction equipment, and other mechanical equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles, methods, and practices pertaining to the operation of a fleet maintenance and repair shop.
  • Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and equipment of the trade and their use in the maintenance and repair of automotive, heavy construction equipment, and other mechanical equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and methods used in a program of preventive maintenance.
  • Ability to plan, lay out, direct, and inspect mechanical repair work.
  • Ability to diagnose and locate mechanical defects and estimate the cost of repairs.
  • Ability to carry out work in accordance with all applicable codes, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to vehicle safety and proper operation of the vehicle/equipment including, but not limited to, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS), Federal Consumer Product Safety Commission Regulation, California Code of Regulations Title 13 California Highway Patrol, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Ability to navigate a Fleet Management Software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to generate/run, interpret, revise, prepare, and maintain comprehensive and accurate records and reports.
  • General knowledge of automated time keeping and record retention systems.

  • Experience supervising, managing or working in a lead capacity overseeing activities
  • Plan for employee development, training, and succession planning
Click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications for Administrative I Manager classification.

License Required
A valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher is required by date of appointment.

Environmental Conditions 
Position assignments include outdoor and indoor field, yards, office settings, and shop locations. Work location shops and field conditions are subject to varying weather conditions, heat variance from an open air work shop and field service locations, and uneven terrain due to equipment location. Incumbents may be exposed to dust and chemicals from equipment being maintained, including paint line stripper, vegetation spray rigs, exhaust fumes from running equipment, gases, and fluids. May be exposed to intense noise levels from the shop, machinery, and equipment. May be required to wear safety equipment, including safety shoes and boots, glasses and face shields, ear plugs and muffs, protective gloves, and rain attire.

Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified candidates who met the minimum and desirable qualifications. Only those applications that demonstrate the qualifications needed to successfully perform the duties listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.  

Oral Interview (100% Weighted) Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a qualifications appraisal panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

Eligible List Once the assessment has been complete; HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.



Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.
Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "" and "" If your email address should change, please update your profile at

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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Arleen Berberoglu at 714.667.9608 or


Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.